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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, March 4

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Daniel Chai Mar 03, 2017 10:22 pm 1,132

The first weekend of March has arrived so let’s have some fun! From a queer variety show to a snowshow tour, there are plenty of things to do in Vancouver this Saturday, March 4.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Variety of Queers

Burlesque satire artist Jenny Magenta (Variety of Queers)

Burlesque satire artist Jenny Magenta (Variety of Queers)

  • What: Vancouver performance group Variety of Queers is holding its first ever live show and dance party to help gay and transgender refugees this Saturday. The show will feature singing, drag performances, comedy, dancing, and a burlesque satire artist. There will also be a 50/50 draw, raffle prizes and a silent auction to support Rainbow Refugee, followed by a dance party with DJs Krista and Denise.
  • Where: The Wise Hall & Lounge – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 4 at 8 pm. Dance party at 10 pm
  • Tickets: Online or at JQ Clothing on Commercial Drive, $25-$50; Pay What You Can admission is available via email at [email protected]. 19+

Hashtag Gaming: Man of the Match XBoxFIFA ’17 Tournament

  • What: Love playing FIFA but are bored of playing people online? Compete in Hashtag Gaming’s live FIFA 17 Tournament at the Microsoft Store in Metrotown. Compete against others to become Vancouver’s next FIFA Champion and win great prizes.
  • Where: Metropolis at Metrotown – 4800 Kingsway #230, Burnaby
  • When: March 4 at noon
  • Tickets: Online, $25

2017 Vancouver Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show

  • What: Discover hiking, running and triathlons, camping, kayaking, canoeing, and adventure travel, plus be inspired with seminars from seasoned travellers and experts.
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • When: March 4 to 5
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$15

Sideshow Comedy Improv

Sideshow Comedy Improv Pacfic Theatre

Image: Pacific Theatre / Facebook

  • What: Pacific Theatre’s annual romp through the halls of improv comedy, featuring some of their favourite improvisers-about-town. It’s a family-friendly night of fun and laughter. Hosted by Brad Rossington with accompaniment by Peter Abando.
  • Where: Pacific Theatre – 1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When:  March 3 at 8 pm, March 4 at 2 and 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $15.70-$28.30

TEDxStanleyPark

  • What: TEDxStanleyPark is one of the world’s largest TED conferences. It is held every March in Vancouver, British Columbia. High-impact talks address a diverse range of humanity’s tough challenges and offer practical and optimistic solutions. These talks inspire, stimulate and activate thoughtful optimists with open minds and big hearts to move the needle toward a better world.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 4 from 8 am to 6 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $77-$127

Dragons’ Den Auditions

  • What: The Dragons’ Den audition tour welcomes participants of all ages, with businesses at any stage of development. Hopeful entrepreneurs should prepare to pitch their concept to the Dragons’ Den producers in five minutes or less. If they show the producers they have what it takes to pitch in the Den, they could be invited to Toronto to face the Dragons.
  • Where: Century Plaza Hotel & Spa – 1015 Burrard Street
  • When: March 4 from 10 am to 5 pm
  • More Info: Online

A Night Out For Music Heals 2017

  • What: Hit the town on March 4 while raising money and awareness for music therapy. Music Heals welcome support from nightclubs, bars, pubs, microbreweries, and restaurants.
  • Where: Various bars and restaurants across Vancouver
  • When: March 4
  • More Info: Online

ECCW: Pacific Cup ’17

  • What: Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (ECCW) is Canada’s largest and longest running independent pro-wrestling promotion. Pacific Cup 2017 gets underway on Saturday, with the tournament winner also becoming ECCW Champion.
  • Where: Russian Community Centre – 2114 West 4th, Vancouver
  • When: March 4 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $20-24

Vancouver Ukulele Festival Workshops

  • What: A weekend of ukulele workshops with jams, open-mic, tutor Q&A, specialist uke merchandise, ukulele raffle, prizes and more.
  • Where: Vancouver Croatian Cultural Centre – 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: March 4 from 6 to 9:30 pm, and March 5 from 10 am to 5:30 pm.
  • Cost: Online, $225

Winter Watershed Snowshoe Tours

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  • What: Explore the connection between snow and your drinking water. Learn about your water supply in a fun and active way while discovering alpine plants and animals. After a moderately strenuous snowshoe, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa.
  • Where: Mt. Seymour – 1700 Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver
  • When: March 10 from 6 pm to 9:30 pm, March 4, 11, 16, 18 and 23 from 10 am to 1:30 pm
  • Registration: Online, $18 with own snowshoes; $25 includes snowshoes rental. Ages 16+. Must be physically capable of hiking up and down steep sections with snowshoes.

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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